I thought that I had finished this blog prior to you getting home from your most recent trip. That was until I finally saw you again after being gone for 3 (almost 4 days). We were sitting in the kitchen and as you were telling me all about your trip, it confirmed everything you’re about to read. I am totally, unbelievably, and utterly in love with you. Your face fills me with joy and your voice is one of the most beautiful things in the world. You simply are the best. I’m proud to be your husband and proud to be celebrating another anniversary with you.
Ok, on to what I had already written…
It seems that when I started writing these blogs each new one was being written in a new state as we continued our nomadic journey together. Now that we’ve appeared to settle down, the new trend seems to be puppies (which is all well and good with me if it means that by our 10th anniversary we’re living on a couple of acres of land with 10 dogs…hey, I can dream!)
There we were last year, all set to go to Portland, Maine (with our Minnie, who I will only mention now because I don’t want to make you cry in sadness but in happiness) to celebrate our fourth anniversary; looking up the best craft beer bars and where to eat. Then we decided to go buy a new tag for Minnie at PetSmart and BAM!, we went home with Bailey. You think we would have learned our lesson a year ago but, like I said, another year of marriage, another puppy (who is waking us up way too early, way too often…damn you, Lilly!)
Another year of marriage and another realization that I’ve found that one person who absolutely completes me in every way. Example: when you left for work super early last year, only to come back home from Walmart to bring me Jurassic World on its release day. I mean, how perfect can you get?! Example 2: attempting to learn a choreographed dance together to Beyonce’s “Formation” (and getting the moves down faster than you…ahem). Example 3 through Infinity: literally every moment with you completes me.
Another year of marriage and I’m still so baffled as to what I did to deserve someone as perfect as you. I know you appreciate all of the little things I do for you but I do those things because I have this internal drive to continue to prove myself to you. I know you’ll think I’m crazy for saying that but it’s true. I am truly lucky to have you. I want to show my appreciation of that fact every day. You are my better half that makes me whole.
Another year of marriage and I’m so ridiculously in love with you that I miss you right after you say goodbye and head to work (which is why I will go out of my way just to bring you coffee). I look at you and it’s as if I’m seeing you for the first time all the time. That hot blonde girl who walked in the door of WOBM and had me like, “Who is THAT?!” Making you smile and making you laugh are two of my highest goals in this life.
Another year of marriage and almost seven years of being together and even more time being best friends. You will always be my confidant and my everything and knowing that I have someone to grow old and gray with (of course, I’ve already started on that graying process, so you have some catching up to do) is the greatest gift you’ve ever given me, not just as a wife, but as my best friend.
The rest of my life doesn’t sound like nearly enough time to spend with you but I love that I get to have you for however long that is.
You are and will always be my everything.
I love you baby.